04 Jan '12, 9am

Will the S’pore of tomorrow be underground? | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Will the S’pore of tomorrow be underground? | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Proposed underground Science City at Kent Ridge. (Photo by Xavier Lur) Within the next few decades, will Singaporeans work and live in an underground city teeming with activity? That seems likely in land-strapped Singapore, according to experts. And the government, too, is seriously considering adding the development of subterranean or underground space to its conventional methods of building high-rise residential buildings and reclaiming land on its coastal areas to overcome land constraints. Such efforts could be seen in the underground space masterplan, which is expected to be released this year by the Ministry of National Development (MND). The high-level Economic Strategies Committee has also named underground space as a "strategic resource". Existing subterranean projects like the Jurong Rock Caverns and the Underground Ammunition Facility (UAF) are quintessential ex...

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